changeup45 (1731) - Lake Mary, Florida, USA - FEB 18, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2012 Bottle picked up at Cigar City. Orange-gold color with a short-lived white head on top. Cedar and sawdust aroma with notes of doughy yeast and tropical fruit cocktail. This is spicy and bitter with a lot of white pepper and fresh-cut cedar flavor. A bit medicinal too with a tangy orange cough drop flavor that is a tad distracting. A tropical fruit sweetness is noted for sure but ends up getting covered by the more aggressive cedar and peppery notes. I admit, I wasn’t much of a fan at first but this did grow on me. Much better as it warms when the sharp cedar really stands out and that medicinal orange thing takes a backseat. Looking forward to trying the other versions. djd07 (14508) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 25, 2012
Bottle as shown. Pours a cloudy yelllow gold with small off white head. The aroma is clove and citrus. Medium mouthfeel with dry clove and citrus. A decent Biere de garde from. CCB. BOLTZ7555 (3027) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 28, 2012
So excited to see these sitting on the shelf here in NYC. 24 karat and copper infused pour with hints of tangerine. Nose of orange peel, grapefruit pith, evergreen and black pepper. Little bit of yeast as well. Flavor is filled with unfiltered alcohol, overbearing spice, raw wood, and citrus. Hot, bitter, messy and muddled. Just not a fan. Gription79 (2891) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - APR 28, 2012
750 ml bottle shared with the Utah crew. I get a lot of citrus in the nose. The flavor was terrible, super bitter, spicy, out of balance, sweet, and fruity. Macegan75 (845) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2015 bottle I brought to Damico’s. Pours cloudy yellow with slight head that fades, nose is moth balls, cedar, campfire, taste is smokey, woody &belian malty yeast quality. finish is nice, not overpowering clean flavors of pale malt.
Re-rated Aug-2015. Aroma is tons of black pepper, cedar, smoke and formaldehyde. Taste is similar with too much carbonation. Either this beer got much worse or I was crazy 3 years ago.
JohnnyJ (5562) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 31, 2012
Bottle. Slightly hazy yellow pour, with a small white head. Strong cedar flavor, with lemon, bread, and notes of orange peel. I did not enjoy it to much. cbfobes (2883) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2012
Bottle shared by drowland, pours an unclear orange with a thick soapy head, the aroma was a ton of cedar and not a whole lot else, the flavor has a strange front end with a lot of spices and a finish of wood, weird mouthfeel, kind of different. Marsiblursi (3076) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2012
(Bottle) Pours hazy orange with an off-white head. The aroma holds spicy cedar wood up front with hints of bread, citrus and spices. The flavour is light sweet, medium bitter and light acidic with notes of cedar, citrus, spices, bread and light phenols. The mouthfeel is a bit round and a bit numbing from the wood with a light carbonation. Woodsy finish. Medium bodied. ansjelaah (1748) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - SEP 12, 2012
Gedronken met joes, benzai en dutchdrebus, goudkleurig, sigaren kistje geur, houtsnipper, zo rook onze oude kast. Hij smaakt ook naar hout en een beetje verbrand. Veel koolzuur. Nisse666 (7421) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2013 Draught at CBC 2013 cons 2013-05-04 Cophenhagen
AR: pink pepper, sugary, caramel
AP: creme brulee colored body, no head
F: pink pepper, tart, wee caramel- new rating 2,8 average: 3,0
Bottle at ÖÖWF cons 2012-11-17 Göteborg
AR: citrus, cedar, grape fruit, rose peppery
AP: hazy pale copper, transparent white head
F: fizzy, heavy cedar, old milk, dry, grape fruit meat, bit to much cedar!